2. Canon EOS 5DS R
Mirrorless cameras grow in popularity, but DSLRs have lost none of their shine. For many photographers, including Jaroslav, they are still the go-to camera system for professional work. "For commercial projects, I still prefer to use the Canon EOS 5DS R
because the camera has such a high resolution," he says.
The Canon EOS 5DS R
packs an impressive 50.6 megapixel image sensor, which records an outstanding level of detail. "My commercial clients demand a high-quality image – often for billboards or huge posters," Jaroslav continues. "That's why the Canon EOS 5DS R
is still my go-to for that. I also find the Canon EOS 5DS R
has an impressive dynamic range, and that allows me to tease out detail in post-processing software that I wouldn't otherwise be able to get."
Image sensors with limited dynamic ranges will incur some loss of data in dark or bright areas, which gives much less margin for error. The wide dynamic range of the Canon EOS 5DS R
, however, enables Jaroslav to enhance images lit with natural light. For example, window light – although soft and flattering for portraits – does fall off in brightness quickly. If subjects are placed further away from the window, light levels can be considerably lower. Being able to save some of the darker areas means Jaroslav can shoot naturally-lit fashion stills without the use of light modifiers like reflectors, or lamps or additional studio lighting, to introduce more light.